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Portrait of a principal

Jin Yao, principal dancer of the Hong Kong Ballet, is ready to make her grand jete on the prestigious stage that is Jacob's Pillow in Becket, Massachusetts.

Sunday, 15 July, 2012, 12:00am

Four Tendances

Ballet de l'Opera National de Bordeaux performs excerpts from its repertoire, highlighting works by French choreographers. A Le French May programme. Jun 8-9, 8.15pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$220-HK$680 Urbtix. Inquiries: frenchmay.com

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fun and dames on stage

What do Dame Alicia Markova, Cyd Charisse, Lycette Darsonval and Margot Fonteyn have in common? They are all Russian or French stage names adopted by non-Russian and non-French ballet dancers at a time when the two nations were at the centre of the ballet world.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Le Songe (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo performs a dance version of William Shakespeare's play; with choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot and music by Mendelssohn, Daniel Teruggi and Bertrand Maillot. A HK Arts Festival programme. Feb 29, Mar 2-3, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, HK$200-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Thoroughly modern mix failed to satisfy

Lyon Opera Ballet Hong Kong Arts Festival Cultural Centre, Grand Theatre February 9

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Light touch but dated feel to ballet opener

Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler Hamburg Ballet Tuesday Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

The Hamburg Ballet has brought two full-length works by artistic director John Neumeier to these shores for the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New York ballet school taps talent in Hong Kong

Put on your dancing shoes - the New York-based Joffrey Ballet School will hold its first Hong Kong auditions next month for its summer tuition programmes.

Hopeful dancers will take part in a classical ballet class at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, during which their skills will be judged by Joffrey's artistic director, Alice Alyse.

12 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dancers of tomorrow shine at Jean M. Wong's annual recital

There was not a single black swan to be found at Jean M. Wong's annual ballet recital, Stars of Tomorrow, at Sha Tin Town Hall.

More than 160 twinkle-toed young dancers who have taken part in the summer dance programme of Wong's ballet school graced the stage throughout Saturday night's playful line-up.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Raise the barre

Standing in a dance studio at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Graeme Collins rests his arm on the barre for a photo. Behind him, white walls mottled with dance shoe scuff marks reflect the hard work he has put students through for more than a decade.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

In his element

Not all dancers have the interest, or talent, to choreograph. Hong Kong Ballet's Yuh Egami has both. The Okinawa native has been creating works and entering competitions since he was a teenager.

12 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The buzz

Are any of the seasons more closely associated with dance than spring, a time of rebirth and renewal that seems to lend itself to movement and sensuality?

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Pioneer of ballet wants girls to have more choices

Being born female set sometime actress Christine Liao on the road to a career in ballet, but it could all have been so different.

Growing up in a traditional, male-dominated environment, the founder of the Christine Liao School of Ballet and the Hong Kong Ballet Company may never have had such an impact on the art form had she not seen other career paths blocked.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

New York City Ballet

The US dance company performs: Tchaikovsky/Balanchine's Serenade, Mozart/Balanchine's Divertimento No 15, Stravinsky/Balanchine's Duo Concertant and Shostakovich/Ratmansky's Concerto DSCH, Mar 5, 2.30pm, also 8.30pm; and Stravinsky/Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements, Chopin/Robbins' Dances at a Gathering and Bernstein/Robbins' West Side Story Suite, Mar 6-7, 7.30pm, also Mar 6, 1.30pm.

5 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Brilliant Steps

San Francisco Ballet's Tan Yuan Yuan and Damian Smith, Ballet du Capitole, Toulouse's Gaelle Riou and Kazbek Akhmedyarov, and the HK Ballet (including Li Jiabo and Jin Yao, above) perform dances by choreographers such as George Balanchine, William Forsythe and Christopher Wheeldon. A Le French May programme.

22 May 2010 - 12:00am


The Royal Ballet presents Kenneth MacMillan's choreography based on Jules Massenet's romantic tragic opera. Stars Tamara Rojo (right). Accompanied by the HK Sinfonietta. Today, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$880 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

20 Jul 2008 - 12:00am